February 4th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2011 budget for Whitley Countyâ€™s chapter of Drug-Free Indiana will find its way in front of the Whitley County Council Tuesday.
The programâ€™s coordinator, Nancy Prickett, presented the proposed budget to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners Jan. 18.
â€śThe funds available for distribution in 2011 are $45,000 said Prickett in a letter submitted to the commissioners and made available for the councilâ€™s Tuesday meeting.
Prickett announced the money would be distributed for prevention/education, treatment, justice and administrative costs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees will roll up its sleeves and get to work Monday on several issues including the various school handbooks and the corporationâ€™s budget.
In its regular meeting Monday, slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Marshall Community Building, board members will hear a presentation on the district handbooks for the primary, middle and high schools.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A company that began construction of a new manufacturing facility here in Whitley County last year is going to get a boost from the state.
Triad Metals International, which broke ground on a 165,000 square-foot distribution facility in the Rail Connect Business Park east of Columbia City last fall, will receive a $250,000 Community Economic Development Program Grant.
The announcement was made earlier this week in a statement from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and came less than a week after Whitley County learned it would lose an industry that received such a grant last year.
CHURUBUSCO — Kyle Mathewson went from competing for state championships to national championships Thursday.
The small class A football school of Churubusco had its all-time leading rusher continue his career as one of 24 recruits to sign with Grand Valley State University on national signing day.
WARSAW — The preliminary round of the Indiana High School girls’ swimming and diving sectional took place Thursday night at the Warsaw Community Pool.
The Columbia City Lady Eagles qualified participants in every event for Saturday’s finals, led by two individual first-place qualifications by freshman Andrea Richter.
Bryce G. Fitch, 83, a former resident of Huntertown, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fitch was born in Huntertown March 27, 1927, a son of Maurice Keith and Lois Marie (Byerley) Fitch.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Huntertown Cemetery with Rev. Greg Hiatt, pastor of Huntertown United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow.
Friends may call at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco after 9 a.m. Monday. The cortege will depart the funeral home for the cemetery at 9:30 a.m.
Rosalie Hartman, 70, of Sterling, Colo. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Sterling. Born Aug. 23, 1940 in Pierceton, she was a daughter of Russell and Mary (Merideth) Barnhart.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Ginger Kay Work and a son, Clayton A. Hartman.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Logan County Humane Society c/o Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751. Sign and view the online guestbook at http://www.tennantfuneralhomes.com.
Carl Fred Montz, 89, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born March 13, 1921 in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Floyd J. and Anna E. (Schneider) Montz.
He served in the Navy during World War II with his twin brother, the late Clark Montz, on board the Hermitage.
Survivors include his wife, Ina M. (Sheets) Montz.
According to Emergency Management Director Cathy Broxon-Ball, the Level 2 snow emergency that the county has been operating under since Thursday morning has been dropped.
WHITLEY COUNTY - The Post and Mail will post updates of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 3 here. Check back for up-to-the minute reports.
- According to its website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to a press release from Catherine Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA/DHS Director,the Whitley County Government offices will be open on today.